Imphal: In follow up procedure by Shangshak Police team to obtain witness statement, in connection with the burning of 1st MR iron bar delivery truck at Shangching village under Shangshak Police Station in Ukhrul District, so far police were unable to trace any male villagers of Shangching village.
According to police source, the Shangshak Police Team went for the second time to obtain witness statement on Thursday around 12 pm where no male villagers of Shangching village were found available except for few female villagers.
Upon inquiring about the male villagers, the female villagers replied of not knowing anything and nothing more than that.
On Wednesday, when the police team visited the Shangching Village, there were not a single male or female villagers, the source added.
The source added that due to poor strength, Shangshak Police Station is going through huge inconveniences in facing such cases.
The total strength of Shangshak Police Station located inside 24 AR campus is only 20. 1 Inspector, 3 SI, 1 ASI, 7 Constable and 8 VBF personnel and no vehicle has been provided for the vary station apart from time to time hiring of some private vehicles.
Though, 12 police personnel led by an ASI and a DI Tata 407 vehicle has been sent on Wednesday from Ukhrul Reserve Line to assist in the truck burning case, they will be revoke once the case is close, the source added.
The source also added that many miscreants has been taking advantages of the poor strength of the Shangshak Police Station.
Although the villagers have absconded in connection with the truck burning case, there is possibility that Shangching Village Chief might be summon very soon, the source added.
Recalled may be that 1st MR iron bar delivery truck was burnt down by unknown miscreants on Tuesday at Shangching village.